We visited Eden Camp primarily for the benefit of our 7 year old grandson, who is doing a school project on WW2 and is particularly interested in the subject, since his other grandad served in the army during the conflict.
First, the good bits. The site is a completely original, authentic WW2 POW camp, is very well preserved and conveys the correct atmosphere. The facilities are generally good- adequate car parking, clean loos, etc. Grandson was impressed by the military vehicles, artillery and aircraft and started to get interested in the first hut, dealing with how Hitler came to power and gained control of the German people. Beyond that, the only things that interested him were the air-raid shelters and the back garden "privy" with appropriate sound effects.
So, what went wrong? First, the layout. You have to move through narrow passages through the huts, pushed along by the people behind. This means that you have little time to study the exhibits or the large amount of written material (there is a serious case of information overload) which is difficult to see anyway, due to the inadequate lighting. I suppose that this, along with the rather grotty "domestic" displays, was intended to convey an impression of wartime austerity- well, things were tough in the '40s, but they were not quite medieval! Anyway, we got as far as hut 6 and decided to call it a day.
Our conclusion is that this museum tries to cover too much. If it stuck to the "home front" and did it properly, it might be better.
As we left, the car park was still filling, but we can't understand why.
Oh, one last thing- is this the last attraction in Britain that won't accept cards?
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